Key dates for Westpac Research Fellowships 2022

  • Proposals open with Westpac: 17 June 2021
  • Full Applications and Funding Application Coversheet/Cash Proforma due to the Research Office: 11 August 2021
  • Full Applications close with Westpac: 25 August 2021
  • Westpac Shortlisted Fellow interviews at National Assessment Centre in Sydney: 7 - 8 December 2021
  • Anticipated announcement: 15 December 2021

*Applications submitted internally after 18 August 2021 will only receive Research Office eligibility and compliance review, grantsmanship feedback will not be provided.


The Westpac Research Fellowship offers early career researchers a unique opportunity to support their ground-breaking research, provides access to networks, opens career pathways and global experiences. Successful Fellows will be undertaking research that has the ability to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of the Westpac Scholars Trust’s priority areas:

  • Enabling positive social change,
  • Technology and innovation, or
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties.

How to apply

Step 1: Westpac Scholars Trust's portal registration and scheme reading:

  • The applicant will need an active account in Westpac's online system.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Westpac and UQ documentation.

Step 2: Completing the application

  • Log into the system and complete the Application. You will be unable to submit until all attachments have been uploaded.

Step 3: RO internal review and feedback

  • In advance of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and valid. Generate a whole-proposal PDF for your records.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed UQ Westpac 2022​ Funding Application Coversheet/Cash Proforma (using template below), whole-proposal PDF, and the draft attachments, including CV and UQ Letter of Support, to RO at
  • Internal review by RO/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents